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{{Infobox game
 
{{Infobox game
 
|cover        = Star Wolves 2 cover.jpg
 
|cover        = Star Wolves 2 cover.jpg
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{{Availability/row| Steam | 46280 | Steam |  |  | Windows }}
 
{{Availability/row| Steam | 46280 | Steam |  |  | Windows }}
 
{{Availability/row| ZOOM | star-wolves-2 | DRM-free |  | | Windows }}
 
{{Availability/row| ZOOM | star-wolves-2 | DRM-free |  | | Windows }}
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}}
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==Essential improvements==
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===Patches===
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{{ii}} Official patches are available from [https://www.patches-scrolls.de/patch/3960/7/ Patches-Scrolls].
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===Skip intro videos===
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{{Fixbox|description=Move, rename or delete files|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Plok|date=2022-11-26|comment=}}</ref>|fix=
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# Open <code>{{p|game}}\DATA\Video</code> with a text editor.
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# Move, rename or delete the following files: <code>1CLOGO.bik</code>, <code>SpaceIntro.bik</code>, <code>Xbow_logo.bik</code>.
 
}}
 
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===Configuration file(s) location===
 
===Configuration file(s) location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/config|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/config|Windows|{{p|game}}\default.cfg|{{p|game}}\Main.ini|{{p|game}}\Profiles\{{p|uid}}\{{p|uid}}.cfg|{{p|game}}\Profiles\{{p|uid}}\profile.info}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
===Save game data location===
 
===Save game data location===
 
{{Game data|
 
{{Game data|
{{Game data/saves|Windows|}}
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{{Game data/saves|Windows|{{p|game}}\Profiles\{{p|uid}}\Save}}
 
}}
 
}}
  
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==Video==
 
==Video==
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{{Image|Star Wolves 2 basic settings.png|Basic settings}}
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{{Image|Star Wolves 2 advanced settings.png|Advanced settings}}
 
{{Video
 
{{Video
 
|wsgf link                  =  
 
|wsgf link                  =  
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|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =  
 
|ultrawidescreen wsgf award =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
 
|4k ultra hd wsgf award    =  
|widescreen resolution      = unknown
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|widescreen resolution      = hackable
|widescreen resolution notes=  
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|widescreen resolution notes= See [[#Custom resolutions|Custom resolutions]].
 
|multimonitor              = unknown
 
|multimonitor              = unknown
 
|multimonitor notes        =  
 
|multimonitor notes        =  
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|4k ultra hd                = unknown
 
|4k ultra hd                = unknown
 
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
 
|4k ultra hd notes          =  
|fov                        = unknown
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|fov                        = hackable
|fov notes                  =  
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|fov notes                  = In <code>{{p|game}}\Main.ini</code>, edit the <code>FOV</code> value.
|windowed                  = unknown
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|windowed                  = true
 
|windowed notes            =  
 
|windowed notes            =  
|borderless windowed        = unknown
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|borderless windowed        = false
 
|borderless windowed notes  =  
 
|borderless windowed notes  =  
|anisotropic                = unknown
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|anisotropic                = false
 
|anisotropic notes          =  
 
|anisotropic notes          =  
|antialiasing              = unknown
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|antialiasing              = false
 
|antialiasing notes        =  
 
|antialiasing notes        =  
 
|upscaling                  = unknown
 
|upscaling                  = unknown
 
|upscaling tech            =  
 
|upscaling tech            =  
 
|upscaling notes            =  
 
|upscaling notes            =  
|vsync                      = unknown
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|vsync                      = hackable
|vsync notes                =  
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|vsync notes                = In <code>{{p|game}}\Main.ini</code>, add the line <code>SyncVRefresh = 1</code> line under the <code>[GRAPH]</code> section.
|60 fps                    = unknown
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|60 fps                    = true
 
|60 fps notes              =  
 
|60 fps notes              =  
|120 fps                    = unknown
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|120 fps                    = true
|120 fps notes              =  
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|120 fps notes              = Uncapped framerate.
|hdr                        = unknown
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|hdr                        = false
 
|hdr notes                  =  
 
|hdr notes                  =  
|color blind                = unknown
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|color blind                = false
 
|color blind notes          =  
 
|color blind notes          =  
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}}
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===Custom resolutions===
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{{Fixbox|description=Modifying configuration file|ref=<ref>{{Refcheck|user=Plok|date=2022-11-26|comment=}}</ref>|fix=
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# Open <code>{{p|game}}\default.cfg</code> with a text editor.
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# For the <code>gr_init_resolution</code> variable, set the custom width and height.
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# Save the file.
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{{ii}} This will apply to all profiles. Attempting to override this for a specific profile in its own <code>{{p|uid}}.cfg</code> file will fail on the first run, but be transferred to the main <code>default.cfg</code> on the next.
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Input==
 
==Input==
 
{{Input
 
{{Input
|key remap                = unknown
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|key remap                = false
|key remap notes          =  
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|key remap notes          = Only a menu showing default mappings is available.
|acceleration option      = unknown
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|acceleration option      = false
 
|acceleration option notes =  
 
|acceleration option notes =  
|mouse sensitivity        = unknown
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|mouse sensitivity        = true
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
 
|mouse sensitivity notes  =  
|mouse menu                = unknown
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|mouse menu                = true
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
 
|mouse menu notes          =  
|invert mouse y-axis      = unknown
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|invert mouse y-axis      = true
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|invert mouse y-axis notes =  
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
 
|touchscreen              = unknown
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==Audio==
 
==Audio==
 
{{Audio
 
{{Audio
|separate volume          = unknown
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|separate volume          = true
|separate volume notes    =  
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|separate volume notes    = Sound, music
 
|surround sound          = unknown
 
|surround sound          = unknown
 
|surround sound notes    =  
 
|surround sound notes    =  
|subtitles                = unknown
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|subtitles                = always on
 
|subtitles notes          =  
 
|subtitles notes          =  
|closed captions          = unknown
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|closed captions          = false
 
|closed captions notes    =  
 
|closed captions notes    =  
|mute on focus lost      = unknown
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|mute on focus lost      = always on
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|mute on focus lost notes =  
 
|eax support              =  
 
|eax support              =  
|eax support notes         =  
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|eax support notes       =  
|royalty free audio       = unknown
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|royalty free audio       = unknown
|royalty free audio notes =  
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|royalty free audio notes =  
 
}}
 
}}
  
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|interface = true
 
|interface = true
 
|audio    = true
 
|audio    = true
|subtitles = false
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|subtitles = true
 
|notes    =  
 
|notes    =  
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
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|interface = true
 
|interface = true
 
|audio    = true
 
|audio    = true
|subtitles = false
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|subtitles = true
 
|notes    = Retail only; [https://www.compiware-forum.de/downloads/file/541-star-wolves-2-german-patch/ download for digital releases].
 
|notes    = Retail only; [https://www.compiware-forum.de/downloads/file/541-star-wolves-2-german-patch/ download for digital releases].
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
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|interface = true
 
|interface = true
 
|audio    = false
 
|audio    = false
|subtitles = false
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|subtitles = true
 
|notes    =  
 
|notes    =  
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
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|interface = true
 
|interface = true
 
|audio    = true
 
|audio    = true
|subtitles = false
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|subtitles = true
 
|notes    = Retail only.
 
|notes    = Retail only.
 
|fan      =  
 
|fan      =  
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|windows 32-bit exe    = true
 
|windows 32-bit exe    = true
 
|windows 64-bit exe    = false
 
|windows 64-bit exe    = false
|windows arm app        = unknown
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|windows arm app        = false
 
|windows exe notes      =  
 
|windows exe notes      =  
 
|macos intel 32-bit app =  
 
|macos intel 32-bit app =  
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|linux arm app          = unknown
 
|linux arm app          = unknown
 
|linux executable notes =  
 
|linux executable notes =  
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}}
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===Middleware===
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{{Middleware
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|physics          =
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|physics notes    =
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|audio            =
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|audio notes      =
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|interface        =
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|interface notes  =
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|input            =
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|input notes      =
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|cutscenes        = Bink Video
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|cutscenes notes  =
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|multiplayer      =
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|multiplayer notes=
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|anticheat        =
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|anticheat notes  =
 
}}
 
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Revision as of 20:06, 26 November 2022

Star Wolves 2
Star Wolves 2 cover
Developers
X-Bow Software
Publishers
2005-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Release dates
Windows April 28, 2006
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Genres RPG, Strategy
Vehicles Space flight
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Wolves
Star Wolves 2 on HowLongToBeat
Star Wolves 2 on MobyGames
Star Wolves
Star Wolves 2004
Star Wolves 2 2006
Star Wolves 3: Civil War 2009

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Patches

Official patches are available from Patches-Scrolls.

Skip intro videos

Move, rename or delete files[5]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\DATA\Video with a text editor.
  2. Move, rename or delete the following files: 1CLOGO.bik, SpaceIntro.bik, Xbow_logo.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\default.cfg[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\Main.ini[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\<user-id>.cfg[Note 2]
<path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\profile.info[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46280/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Profiles\<user-id>\Save[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/46280/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video

Basic settings
Basic settings
Advanced settings
Advanced settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Custom resolutions.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
In <path-to-game>\Main.ini, edit the FOV value.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In <path-to-game>\Main.ini, add the line SyncVRefresh = 1 line under the [GRAPH] section.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped framerate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Custom resolutions

Modifying configuration file[6]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\default.cfg with a text editor.
  2. For the gr_init_resolution variable, set the custom width and height.
  3. Save the file.
This will apply to all profiles. Attempting to override this for a specific profile in its own <user-id>.cfg file will fail on the first run, but be transferred to the main default.cfg on the next.

Input

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Only a menu showing default mappings is available.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound, music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only; download for digital releases.
Polish
Russian
Retail only.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows Vista or later.[1][2][3][4] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/46280/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (46280) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References